Drupe 3·5 x 1·5 cm., ellipsoid, narrowing towards both extremities, reddish, edible.
Flowers 4(5)-merous, bisexual, in ± robust and upright, yellowish-brown, ± tomentose spikes (in the axils of the leaves borne on upper part of the branches); bracts 1·5–5 mm. long or more, subterete or ± foliaceous, tomentose.
Calyx-lobes 2–3 mm. long, triangular to deltate, ± tomentose.
Rhizomatous, usually many-stemmed undershrub up to 0·8 m. high; branches tomentose when young and glabrescent with age (hairs short, slightly twisted, brownish-yellow); bark smooth or scarcely rough, brownish.
Leaf-lamina 3–6 x 1–2·5 cm., ± elliptic to oblanceolate, rarely obovate, narrowed towards an acute or obtuse, ± apiculate, rarely rounded apex and cuneate to attenuate towards the petiole, or obtuse, symmetric or slightly asymmetric at the base, leathery, 5-nerved (the lower nerves close to the leaf margins); superior surface glossy, green or greenish-brown (tomentose to glabrescent when young; glabrous, or glabrate at the base, with age); inferior surface mat, yellowish-brown or yellowish-green (± tomentose when young, glabrous, or glabrate at the base, with age); petiole 1–4 mm. long, ± pubescent.
Petals 4 mm. long, 3-lobed (central lobe slender and undivided, lateral lobes broader and 2–3-laciniate), white.
Ovary 2 mm. long, (3)4-locular; styles (3)4, 2 mm. long, pyriform, narrowing towards the apex and reflexed.